Photography and Filming at School Events
We understand the joy that reliving memories of our children taking part in sports day or a school performance can bring. However, the school has a policy in place with regards to the taking and use of images that families must follow.
Images including other people (children or adults) must not be distributed or put anywhere online unless consent has been sought in advance. This includes social media platforms such as WhatsApp. The sharing of photographs and videos on social media is now commonplace but we must ensure we protect and safeguard all children and staff, including those who do not want to have their images stored online.
Parents should be mindful that:
a) Once posted and shared online any image or video can be copied and will stay online forever.
b) Some children are at risk and MUST NOT have their image put online. Not all members of the community will know who these children are.
c) Some people do not want their images online for personal or religious reasons.
d) Some children and staff may have a complex family background which means that sharing their image online can have unforeseen consequences.
e) Therefore in order to keep all members of the community safe we must all ‘Think before We Post’ Online.
We thank you for working in collaboration with us to keep our community safe.